General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 08, 2014
General Mills, Inc. ( GIS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased GIS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that GIS has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of GIS was $49.34, representing a -7.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.07 and a 22.01% increase over the 52 week low of $40.44.
GIS is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Mondelez International, Inc. ( MDLZ ) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. ( KRFT ). GIS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.69. Zacks Investment Research reports GIS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 6.83%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to GIS through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GIS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ )
- PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
- iShares MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( ACWV )
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
- iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ( SIZE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is SIZE with an increase of 11.2% over the last 100 days. PBJ has the highest percent weighting of GIS at 4.83%.